At the time Duncan may have been percieved as a better value than Flech, as opposed to "equal or better than Flech".
HUH????

Perceived as better value is not the story we are now getting. There is no mention of money with the current spin. There is only a mention that lovie thought duncan was better....period. And the entire Rams braintrust deferred to lovie. That is the current spin - 4 years after the fact.